When I bought this van A few people said it wouldn't be long before I had to replace the transmission. I did a little research found 3 main reasons for failure. 1) Hauling A heavy trailer causing overheating. 2) Using the wrong transmission fluid. 3) Lack of maintenance.
This is probably the best vehicle I have owned so far. We have 4 kids and the van is is on the road a lot, winter and summer. there have been no serious problems, other than general maintenance so far.
Have got as high as 32 MPG (Imperial gallon= 4.55 liters) and as low as 22 MPG. In order to get the good mileage, Stay near the speed limit, Keep proper tire pressure, and don't use the cruise on hills.